It’s a 3 hour show on 5 times a week, that’s a large slot to fill with reruns, as someone who works in the TV industry, there is currently a crisis, lots of freelancers are currently out of work because new program commissions are currently really low, by taking the show off the air that’s more people in the industry out of work. And it’s too late notice to create a whole new show.They could possibly bring Richard & Judy back for another guest stint to try and cleanse the brand a bit and remind people of the show's legacy. But perhaps it would be better to take it off over the summer and relaunch in the Autumn.
I’m not sure what the best option for ITV to do is but, Richard and Judy would probably bring a lot of viewers back, but Richard is currently on Good Morning Britain too.
I can see them keeping the show on the air, riding out the storm and hoping for the best.